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FOX
Dec 7, 2012 4:30am PST
obama's approval rating. it's now at 57%. that's the highest rating since may of 2011 when navy seals killed osama bin laden in a raid. 42% of americans say the country son the right track and majority think it's likely president obama will improve the economy. >>> oakland airport food service workers are threatening to strike during one of the busiest times of the year. union members picketed at the port of oakland yesterday on behalf of nonunion workers who say they have been mistreated for trying to organize. one woman complained she was fired for complaining about working conditions. >> who is going to support me? i have to pay more rent. i have to pay my food. >> union members want airport contractor to address nonunion workers complaints. they also want a new contract and want both by december 17th or they may go on strike. >>> 4:34 right now. bart is giving military veterans a leg up. the board of directors approved a new hiring policy yesterday. it gives veterans a 5% chance over other perspective workers. veterans must have six months of active status and honorable discharge
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2012 3:00pm PST
is at the lowest rate since 2008. when president obama took office, we were in a job freefall. but now 36 months of straight job growth and five million new jobs in the president's first term. that includes the news today, 146,000 new jobs. it's good news for the economy and good news for the president. president obama's approval rating is at a three-year rate. 53%. and 53% say they trust president obama to avoid the fiscal cliff. compared to just 36% who trust republicans in congress. also today speaker boehner said he wouldn't rule out an agreement to raise taxes as part of a fiscal cliff deal. but he also said there's no progress. this is what winning looks like. joining me now, e.j. dionne and thank you both for your time. senator solis, the jobless rate is at a four-year low. that's quite an achievement. >> yes, reverend re. but we still need to do more. in sectors like retail and health care and tourism and hospitality. we need to do more because people are still suffering. we've got to put jobs back in infrastructure and construction and put our teachers. that's why the president is worki
FOX
Dec 7, 2012 7:00am PST
. >>> a month -- a month after being re-elected president obama's rating is up to 57%. that's the highest rating since navy s.e.a.l.s killed osama bin laden. >>> 7:35. the national football league says it would help the oakland raiders, build a new stadium. roger goodell says it is crucial that the raiders approve their stadium situation and that the nfl would help for a new one. the raiders have held talks about a new stadium but no progress has been reported. >>> changes could be coming to the nfl next year. why some want those kickoffs to be eliminated and what might replace it. >>> an 18-year-old palo alto man is in jail that injured three people. two people were hurt. one man was arrested. they suspect road rage or a dispute. >>> darnell and tanya washington are in court expected to enter murder pleas in the case of susie co. they were arrested in the seattle area. >>> joseph naso will not be tried until april. she's charged with -- he's charged with killing four people. the 78-year-old was originally scheduled to go to trial but it was rescheduled for january when he said he needed more ti
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am EST
along the metro system. carter, abc 7 news. obama's approval rating of the highest level in more than a year. and associated press poll finds 57% of americans approve of the the president is doing. highest levels since the navy seals killed osama bin laden in may of 2011. up by points book -- from last month's election. also finds 42% say the country is on the right track. coming up, the inspiration doggie door bell. still ahead, frightening aments on >> good boy. that dog learns quickly. a veteran in oregon created what a doggie door bell. his dogsred of when heng the door out or come back in. about a year of testing with a portable doorbell to be insider outside. the dog seemed to love it. successful heso working on a version of cats. i just was the dog could let himself back in. he trainer how long it.dog to use dog could use one of those. thes take a look at weather. with that.ui jeras >> happy friday. i should get one of the lettings as opposed to my dogs scratching the door when he wants to go outside. you will need the umbrella of it -- you hardly need the umbrella but there ar
KRON
Dec 7, 2012 4:00am PST
. obamas approval rating stands at 57% rise as the raid that killed osama bin live in. 37 percent say obama have been average-- above average or outstanding of 36 percent say he's been below average. another 25 percent say is just average. >> more than 2000 people are expected at pearl harbor today to mark the 71st anniversary of the japanese attack that killed thousands of people and pull the u.s. and you--world war two. a moment of silence is planned for 755 local time today marking the moment the bombing began. the crew of a guided missile destroyer was banned on deck while the ship passes the uss arizona, a battleship that still lies in the harbor where it sank. hawaii national guard will fly overhead in missing man formation. the navy and national park service also hostess armani remembers of the 2390 service members and 49 civilians killed in the attack. the time is for 20 7:00 a.m. we will be back on the kron 4 news. a live look out sideshows' from this viewpoint no fog from here but janu is tracking fog in novato napa and in the north bay. santa rosa is thing fall. currently 40 degr
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 4:30am PST
are talking, no breakthrough locked in a stalemate. president obama demanding higher tax rates for the wealthy and permanent extension of the debt ceiling be part of a deal. >> he showed what is he is after is assuming unprecedented power without limit. >> reporter: republicans say they will only raise tax revenue in exchange for deep spending cuts. if washington can't strike a deal one casualty would be the end of compensation for long term unemployed, people like melinda worried. >> christmas and things of that nature probably off the table. >> reporter: aides met yesterday but no signs of progress. tahman bradley, abc7 news. >>> if you park at a bart station while riding the trains get ready for potential hike in fees by 50 cents twice a year at high volume lots. it would cap the increases to $3 a day. currently commuters shell out a dollar. west oakland costs five. bart makes 15 million dollars a year in parking fees, an increase could mean extra five million dollars annually. >>> muni offering riders a holiday gift, free rides only good on december 28th, the 100th anniversary of the agenc
NBC
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am EST
$920 million. president obama's approval rating has soared since this election. it stands at 57%, according to a new associated press poll. that is his highest park since may of last year when osama bin laden was killed. it's five points higher than before the election. 52% of the believe the country is on the right track, and most believe president obama will improve the economy. >>> the face of politics will change today, so to speak. david axelrod is saying sayonara to his mustache. he promised to shave it if he raised more than $1 million for epilepsy research. he surpassed his goal. the facial hair will soon be no more. you're saying your dad had a beard. when he shaved, you didn't recognize him. >> he had a beard until i was 10 or 11 years old. he shaved it one day and i said, who is that? >> melissa mollet had a similar story about her dad. >> your facial hair, it's a big statement. >> okay. >> we'll see how he looks. coming up on 6:51. time to get a check of weather and traffic on the ones. >>> eun and richard, good morning to you. good morning to everybody. a little lig
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2012 2:00am PST
on the tax rate? >> not exactly. well, yeah, i guess i am, but -- >> you're saying capitulate to obama, who -- we don't have a revenue problem, ann. >> we lost the election, sean. >>> meanwhile, the house of representatives passed legislation yesterday removing the word lunatic from all federal laws. it's the latest move by congress to remove language seen as demeaning or out of date, like lunatic. >>> and in australia, prime minister julia gillard talked about the supposed prediction by the mayan calendar that the end of the world is coming in two weeks. well, she did it for a comedy video for a radio show. >> i'm confident in the prediction that the world is about to end. whether the final blow comes from flesh-eating zombies, demonic hill beasts or from the total triumph of cable, if you know one thing about me, it is this, i will always fight for you to the very end. and at least this means i won't have to do q&a again. good luck to you all. >> the dead-pan delivery, always important in comedy. that is your morning dish of "scrambled politics." >>> and now for a look at your national we
KRON
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
unemployment rate to 7.7%. this is the lowest since december 2008. > a month after his election present obama has a sizable rating and more than a year. the poll finds the president's rating stands at 57 per cent the highest since may last year when navy seals killed outside a leader osama bin live in. applies more americans that the nation is headed in the right direction. 42 percent say the country is on the right track and a majority believe is likely president obama will improve the economy. however americans are divided on what a president he has been. but 37 percent think he's been above or above average or outstanding. 36 percent say below average or four. >> the us supreme court scheduled to meet behind closed doors again today to consider reviewing the legal issues regarding same-sex marriage. that includes a challenge to california's controversial controversy old proposition 8. if the court refuses to review the prop a case same-sex marriage could be legal in california as soon as next week. the court also the case on hold for you other decision on the lot. this isn't could come tod
FOX
Dec 7, 2012 5:00am PST
. >>> concerns about the fiscal cliff are not hurting president obama's approval rating. it's now at 57%. that is the highest rating since may 2011 when navy seals killed osama bin laden in a raid. 42% of americans say the country is on the right track and majority think it's likely president obama will improve the economy. >>> time now 5:35. the national football league is willing to help the raiders build a new stadium in oakland. nfl commissioner says it's crucial the raiders improve their stadium situation and the nfl would help pay for a new one. now the team and the city have held negotiations about a new stadium but there is nothing concrete yet. commission ever cadel also said they could -- but that deal would have to be worked out between the two teams. >>> a big change may be coming to the national football league in the near future. coming up at 5:45 why some people want kickoffs to be eliminated and what they would replace it with. >>> new this morning november unemployment report was just released. it is a little better than expected. it shows the u.s. economy added 146,000
FOX
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
in the castro -- for now i'm live in the castro district. >>> president obama's approval rating is up. it stands at 57%. that is the highest rating since may of 2011 when navy seals killed osama bin laden. 42% of americans says the country is on the right track and majority believe it's likely president obama will approve the the economy. >>> the national football league says it would help the oakland raiders build a new stadium. roger goodell says it's crucial the raiders improve their stadium situation and the national football league would help pay for a new one. the raiders and city of oakland have held talks about a new stadium but there is nothing certain yet. commissioner goodell said the raiders could share the 49ers new stadium but that deal would have to be worked out between those two teams. >>> bart is trying to do something for military veterans giving them some help in getting a job. the board of directors approved a new hiring policy yesterday. it gives military veterans a 5% chance over other possible perspective workers. the veterans have to have six months of active status and
KCSMMHZ
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
employment data after president barack obama was re-elected. the unemployment rate last month fell to 7.7% from 7.9% in october. the jobless rate has now been below 8% for three straight months. u.s. employers added 146,000 jobs in the nonfarm sector such as retail trade, professional, and business services and health care. that's more than economists had forecast. u.s. employers added 138,000 jobs in october. the officials of the labor department say hurricane sandy, which shook the country's east coast in late october, did not substantively impact the national unemployment estimates for november. >>> a legal battle between two smartphone giants, apple of the united states and samsung of south korea, rages on. the california federal district court has reopened the case over smartphone and other patents. the court has resumed a hearing before handing down its final ruling. back in august, a jury ordered samsung to pay more than $1 billion to damages in apple. now samsung is seeking to overturn that verdict. in thur's session the judge urged the two sides to reach a settlement on a globa
FOX News
Dec 6, 2012 6:00pm PST
cliff than not to raise tax rates. so obama pushing higher taxes on the top 2%, not for economic reasons but for i'd logical reasons but there is also this obvious fact. obama wants to raise the top rates for political reasons. now that is he wants to force republicans to raise tacks in order to trigger a civil war within the gop and the conservative movement, and in that respect sadly obama is having some success. now so long as this debate is focused not on cutting spending but on raising daxs and revenues with the only question being which taxes, how much revenue, then obama wins. now if obama succeeds in making the argument not about his spending, but about grover norquist, he wins there, too. for republicans, on the other hand, if they can figure out a way to refocus the debate on spending, they win and the country wins. we can't kid ourselves that's correct is not easy to do. obama has the biggest microphone in the land and he also has the media in his hip pocket. all the gop has is control of the house. now it's very hard, it's inherently hard for any brin. of congress to present
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 11:00pm PST
rate? >> no exactly -- well, yeah, i guess i am. >> you're saying capitulate to obama -- we don't have a revenue problem, ann. >> we lost the election, sean. >> well, the fact is, sean, we do have a revenue problem. 15% of gdp going to revenue. republicans on the right should at least pay for what they spend on. at least pay for the guns and ammo. the louisiana governor bobby jindal wants to make -- he's not blind to reality. he writes in today's politico, any reading of the headlines over the past week indicates that republicans are fighting to protect the rich and cut benefits for seniors. it may be possible to have worse political positioning than that, but i'm not so sure how. your thoughts, chris. do you conform to the thinking here of our smartest possible colleague here, chuck, that this is something that the president realizes is a true cliff, you don't want to go over it, and he will recognize a good deal if he sees it before christmas and take it? >> sure. yes, i do agree with chuck. i would say two things. one, with the cliff and the president acknowledging it's a real thing
CNBC
Dec 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
evening, everyone. i'm larry kudlow. this is "the kudlow report." the talks are back on. team obama and team boehner are back at the negotiating table. but there is still substantial disagreement on tax rates, tax revenues, domestic spending and entitlement reform and the clock is ticking. speaking of tax hikes, europe's grand experiment with taxing the rich more is falling apart, especially in france and britain. and here at home, california and new york are passing through the 50% tax rate barrier. is anybody looking at how tax hikes fail the test of economic growth? >>> back here in the u.s., could it be michigan which used to call itself the worker's paradise union state is now moving towards new anti-union right-to-work legislation and it looks like it's going to pass? but first up, budget talks resume between speaker john boehner and president obama today. with just 25 days to go, let's keep tabs on where we stand. reports of a conservative backlash against speaker boehner simply not true. he has the solid support of his leadership and the rank and file. but there is concern a
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2012 9:00am PST
, that they should give in to obama on the tax rate? >> not exactly. well, yeah, i guess i am. >> you're saying to capitulate to obama who's -- we don't have a revenue problem, ann. >> we lost the election, sean. >> what was that? i mean joy. >> stop making sense, ann. >> we should have led with that. it is like ann coulter is admitting the republicans lost and some deal should be in order. >> when ann coulter is the sanest voice in your party it might be time to going back to being the wigs. it's a it tough time for republicans. she's right. the republicans at this point are negotiating the terms of their surrender on the tax issue. from a pr standpoint and a real standpoint they can't look like all they care about is defending those top 2% rates. >> absolutely. >> if i can go back to what joan said, i think the problem is that if you look at ann coulter even, feeds into the same thing, people like jim demint may be leaving the senate but it's like the movie "aliens" he's seated the host with the alien baby. >> oh, god. >> all these people there, the ted cruzs, marco rubios who put a nicer pac
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm PST
for generations to come, it's going to be difficult for me to oppose higher rates for the rich." president obama and speaker boehner spoke by phone yesterday for the first time in a week. white house press secretary jay carney i find very interesting refused to characterize the conversation. let's bring in congressman chris van hollen of maryland tonight. good to have you with us. >> always good to when with you. >> you bet. are democrats united on this rate issue? we keep hearing it. now that boehner is starting to move a little bit and say that the money is going to come from the wealthy, yet he hasn't identified these reductions, where do democrats stand on rates? is that the bottom line? the rates have to go up? >> the rates have to two up, ed. it's a matter of simple math, as the president has said. which is why in the house of representatives the democrats filed what's called a discharge petition that would require the speaker to bring to the floor of the house the senate bill, the senate democratic bill that immediately would extend tax relief to all middle income taxpayers and would ask
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2012 12:00am PST
in america. >> well, president obama is very firm, michael, professor, on the rates. is he going to get it? >> i think so. look, the best thing that happened to john boehner was obama's victory because it was able to -- he was able to purge the kind of tea partyism to the right of him to shore up his own interests and, look, i think as donna has indicated, with all optimism here, john boehner wants to get it done because he's a work a day kind of political activist. he wants to make sure stuff gets done. he wants to leave a legacy. he knows he can't do that if he's opposed to what most americans want to do right now which is keep the rates going up for those who are at the top. why can't the rich pay their fair share? and i think the republicans have seen the handwriting on the wall. >> 65% of the people support the president when it comes to higher rates. donna, who has the next move? >> i think that the house caucus has got to permit boehner to put the cards on the table. the president has been abundantly clear he's available to be in a compromise -- to compromise, but what he's not goin
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 4:00am PST
in a stalemate. president obama is demanding that higher tax rates for the wealthy and a permanent extension of the debt ceiling, the government's ability to borrow money, be part of the deal. >> he's assuming unprecedented power to spend taxpayer dollars out any limit at all. >> reporter: republicans who say they're open to raising tax revenue say they will only do so in exchange for deep spending cuts. if washington can't strike a deal, one casualty will be compensation for the long-term unemployed. that means people like linda vega, are worried. >> christmas and things of that nature are probably off the table. >> reporter: aides to president obama and speaker boehner met yesterday afternoon. but that meeting ended with no discernible signs of progress. rob and paula? >> thanks, tahman. >>> once the numbers are all tallied, they're going to show that the 2012 presidential election was the most expensive in history. campaign finance statements put the total cost at well above $2 billion. virtually split down the middle between president obama and mitt romney. that includes nearly $86 milli
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 5:00am EST
, but still no breakthrough. president obama is demanding that higher tax rates for the wealthy and a permanent extension of the debt ceiling be part of a deal. >> he shows what he is really after is assuming unprecedented power to spend taxpayer dollars. >> republicans who said they are open to raising tax revenue said they will only do so in exchange for deep spending cuts. if no deal happens one casualty would be long-term unemployment help. >> christmas would be off the table. >> aides to speaker boehner and president obama met yesterday. >> we are finding out what folks in the d.c. area think about this club battle. a new poll shows that 57% of respondents believed that the president and congress will reach a deal. 78% found that both sides should compromise. >> and outspoken member of the tea party is leaving the senate. senator jim demint will leave his job in january. he is taking a job at the heritage foundation. >> you may soon be able to retire at your phones airplane mode. that is because "the new york times" reports that the faa may relax the rules on electronics. r
Current
Dec 6, 2012 11:00pm PST
% of south carolina angels approve of the barack obama which is higher than the governor's rating. but that same poll shows among registered voters that number is flip-flopped 49% disproved for the president. there is an opportunities for democrats. they have to get the voters registered. the people who would vote for candidates like that are here they live here. they are just not registered stovote and they haven't voted. >> all right. well are i think it's an interesting, i would say from my side of the spectrum, it's age interesting opportunity. it might mean that there are some cracks in the conservative armor of south carolina a little bit. adam beam, i appreciate you coming inside the war room. adam is political reporter for the state newspapers in south carolina. up next from sim poseymposiums -- symposia on the evils of clemency to the surprising amount of research they have accrued on the sexual lives of teenagers, the heritage foundation is a right-wing kool-aid-drinkers paradise. we will look at jim demint's new home a closer look next on t
CNN
Dec 7, 2012 1:00pm PST
and the obama administration, the nation's jobless rate fell to 7.7% in november as employers added 146,000 new jobs. the jobless rate hasn't been this low during the entire obama administration, but that's only part of the story. a closer look also shows a big reason behind today's drop in the unemployment rate is that 350,000 people dropped out of the work force in november. they're discouraged, many of them are, that they simply quit and they're trying to find work. christine romans joins us from new york. we saw the unexpected drop in the unemployment rate, but christine, take us a little behind the numbers that make up the headlines. >> 7.7% is that unemployment rate, the lowest since december, 2008, from before the president took office. 146,000 jobs created, twice what economists have been expecting. they really didn't see the pull back because of hiring being depressed because of hurricane sandy. maybe you'll see some of that in the next month, but this was a strong report on its surface. digging in the numbers. look at the right side on that graphic, 14.4% underemployment. the percenta
FOX Business
Dec 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
and egypt as we take it up with the a-team. the so-called fiscal cliff is really all about the obama ultimate may tum. >> i'm not going to sign any package that somehow prevents the top rates from going up for folks at the top 2%. lou: president's ultimatum and his insistence on higher taxes may take us over the cliff. chris and steven next. the next scott walker? michigan's republican governor ready to do political battle with organized labor in his state. what about a right to work law? straight ahead. the boys use capital one venture miles for thr annual football trip. that's double miles you can actually use. tragically, their ddy got sacked by blackouts. but it's our tradition! that's roughing the card holder. buwith the capital one venture card you get double miles you can actually use. [ cheering ] any flight, anytime. the scoreboard doesn't lie. what's in your wallet? hut! i have me on my fantasy team. if you're a man with low testosterone, you should know that axiron is here. the only underarm treatment for low t. that's right, the one you apply to the underarm. axiron is no
NBC
Dec 7, 2012 5:00am EST
the unemployment rate to remain at 7.9%. >>> president obama says this northern virginia couple is proof that lawmakers must come to an agreement on a budget deal by the end of the year. he met with tiffany and richard santana yesterday. living with tiffany's parents to help make ends meet. she wrote about her struggles to the white house as part of a social media campaign. >> we live with an extended family. we have two sets of adult incomes in our home. it would be more like a $4,000 tax increase for us, which would be relatively devastating for our family. i wanted to share that with the white house. i wasn't sure i was going to get a response, but i did want to at least make my voice heard. >> president obama says he'll only sign off on a budget deal that includes a tax hike for the wealthiest americans. republicans say they want to generate additional tax revenue by closing tax loopholes and eliminating some deductns. >>> the budget stalemate is taking its toll on maryland and virginia's governments. in maryland, state leaders say they can't make decisions on budget plans until they
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am EST
are african-americans, followed by hispanics, 58% right track wrong track. if you look at president obama's job approval rating, it follows the same sort of harsh divide. he is now enjoying an approval rating that he is not enjoyed since early in his term, 54% approve, but you see again if you look at the left side of your screen how this is polarized, with 87% of republicans saying they disapprove. 93% of democrats say they approve. independence in the middle, 48. so you still have this very polarized view of what's going on but there has been a general improvement and that has come largely from independence coming back getting a more even rating to the president. >> we also asked currently the country trust can we as a question of do you approve or disapprove between what we just went through. you see 54-40 to approve, disapprove. we ask that of congress also. do you approve or disapprove the way congress is current handling its job? 72% disapprove. 21% approve. in this current time of this discussion you can see some benefits to the white house. who do you trust more to develop solutio
FOX Business
Dec 7, 2012 1:00pm EST
2008 and lowest rate in president obama's presidency. nonfarm payrolls rose 146,000 in november. both above expectations. a little bit of a surprise because economists were expecting that hurricane sandy, the impact of hurricane sandy which hit 25% of the u.s. population, 25 states or something like would that cut job creation andket the unemployment rate a bit, kept it higher. turns out sandy did have an impact but not on the headline numbers. >> if you look deeper in the report you see over a million workers who normally work full-time were reduced to part-time hours during the reference week because of bad wetter. over 300,000 additional workers weren't able to work at all because of bad weather. >> but because the way the labor department counts full-time workers part time workers and whether people work at all, and when they work, it didn't show up in the headline numbers . one thing that did, 350,000 people left the workforce in november. that was one reason again why the unemployment rate dropped to 7.7%. ashley and tracy. ashley: sounded good to begin with then you take in tho
FOX News
Dec 7, 2012 8:00am PST
a lowering of the unemployment rate. so mr. obama and the democrats generally benefit from that calculation. heather: so not quite as good as it seems. >> it's not quite as good as it seems, but there is a recovery. however, they did revise the number of new jobs for the previous two months, so that's not quite as much of a recovery. i think we can say it's an anemic recovery. heather: were you surprised that sandy didn't have more of an impact after causing $60 billion in damages? >> i'm not surprised at all. the typical pattern is when you have a natural disaster like that, whatever you lose in the way of jobs you gain back and then some in the rebuilding jobs. heather: okay. tax hikes in january, can this economy handle it based on this report? >> we're going to have taxes which will be roughly the same under bill clinton, we did fine in that, we'll do fine. what i'm worried about is the defense cuts. they're really serious. but we'll get by with a few months of higher taxes until the democrats and republicans start playing nice with each other. but the fiscal cliff, i think, is very ove
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
jersey governor chris christie met with president obama face-to-face for the first time since the two toured the state after the storm. christie was in d.c. his approval ratings have soared since the storm. he was lobbying obama for more federal aid for victims. he stopped by "the daily show" to talk about why he shifted from criticizing the president's leadership before the storm to praising it right before the election. >> it tells me people have different skill sets at different times. that's what it tells me. >> so he wasn't a leader until you needed leadership? >> maybe until he was presented with a stark opportunity to lead. >> with thousands protesting inside and outside the capitol, the republican controlled state legislature in michigan voted right to work legislation. it prohibits unions from collecting fees. critics say the move only applies to the private sector will weaken bargaining power for unions,s supporting including reich sni rick snyder says it will make them more competitive. the home, if you will, the unofficial home, of the labor movement, is now a right-to-wor
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 7:00am EST
believe it. the most important time for our current fiscal of talks is 2010. that is when president obama extended all of the bush tax cut rates that are about to expire. host: we want to get the first question from cindy on twitter. sen the it's the exact dynamic that is a problematic in this. -- guest: cindy it's the exact problem as a problematic. it will only increase government spending. unemployment benefits are a stopgap measure that prevent people who might be able to get work from getting other government benefits. the most egregious example is social security disability. as people start to exhaust their unemployment benefits, they apply for disability. that is a good program designed for people who are unable to work. as more and more people who can work apply for it, that drains the resources. once they get on that, they do not get back into the workforce. we see the trust fund set to hit insolvency in 2016. host: we will go first to tim from carolina on the republican line. caller: good morning. how are you? i would like to ask a question. how can the government extend unemplo
KRON
Dec 7, 2012 7:00am PST
his reelection. president obama has his highest approval rating in more than a year. an associated press poll finds that the president's rating stands at 57% to highest since may of last year. when a seals killed al qaeda leader osama bin laden. the poll also finds more americans think the nation isdirection. 42 percent say that the country is on the right track and a majority believe is likely mr. obama will improve the economy. >> the u.s. supreme court is scheduled to meet behind closed doors began today to consider reviewing the legal issues regarding same-sex marriage. that includes the challenge to california's controversial proposition 8. if the court refuses to review the prop. 8 case same-sex marriage would be legal in california and same-sex couples could marry as soon as next week. >> san jose firefighters are investigating three alarm fire that ripped through a restaurant. the fire broke out last night around 930 at the pasta pomodoro on san felipe road. authorities say that the restaurant was opened for business at the time of the fire. hit it was under control within
FOX
Dec 6, 2012 10:00pm EST
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CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 2:00pm EST
are african- americans, followed by hispanics. if you look at obama's job approval rating, it follows the same harsh divide. he is now enjoying an approval rating that he has not enjoyed since early in his term. 54% approve. if you look at the left side of the screen, this is polarized. 87% of republicans saying they disapprove, 90% of democrats say they approve. independents in the middle. we still have a polarized view of what has been going on, but there is no improvement, and that has largely come from independents. we also asked the country -- we asked the question of the you approve or disapprove -- we then asked that of congress, also. do you approve or disapprove the way congress is handling its job put 72% disapprove. in this current discussion, you can see some benefit to the white house. who do you trust more to develop solutions to meet the country plus economic challenges? the president as an advantage there over congressional republicans on economic issues. -- we thend when went to how do you see the economy performing over the next year, and over the next four years. 44% say the
Current
Dec 7, 2012 3:00am PST
vote. >>> good news for president obama. he now has his highest approval rating since 2009. quarreling quinnipiac released a new poll yesterday found approval rating is at 53% with registered voters. we will be right back. [ music ] you know the kind of guys who do like verse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. >> she gets the comedians laughing... >> that's hilarious! >> ...and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there's wiggle-room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> you would rather deal with ahmadinejad then me. >> absolutely! >> and so would mitt romeny. >> she's joy behar. >> and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> only on current tv. [ singing christmas carols in background ] aunt sally's singing again. it's a tradition honey. [ singing christmas carols ] mmmm. [ female announcer ] make new traditions with pillsbury grands! cinnamon rolls. [ female announcer ] what would you call an ordinary breakfast pastry that's been w
PBS
Dec 6, 2012 5:30pm PST
obama warned lawmakers today not to add to the holiday pressures americans already feel, by letting the political stalemate drag on. but he also again insisted there would be no deal unless tax rates went up on the wealthy. >> the closer it gets to the brink, the more stressed we're going to be. >> woodruff: president obama made the short trip to northern virginia today to underline his plan to avert the fiscal cliff. at the home of what the white house called a typical middle class family, mr. obama said he's optimistic that agreement can be reached, but again drew a hard line for republicans in congress. >> everybody's is going to have to share in some sacrifice. but it starts with folks who are in the best position to sacrifice. who are in the best position to step up . just to be clear i'm not going to sign any package that somehow prevents the top rate from going up, the top 2% from going up. >> woodruff: the president phoned house speaker john boehner yesterday, their first direct talk in almost a week. but today white house spokesman jay carney wouldn't share details of the c
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